To outperform means outdoing or doing better than someone else in a competition. Competition, in this case, refers to the contest for an award or prize. For instance, in sports, teams engage in a league competition for the award of precious metals including tournament cups, golden boots, and golden gloves.
There are various strategies which can help you outdo your competitors.
- Setting goals
Your goals have to be specific in nature. In this case, you have to establish your targets for participating in the competition. For instance, being the head coach of a team, your goals may be winning the tournament trophy, producing the best player, and producing the ever successful team.
- Understanding the attributes of the team players
Being a coach, you ought to understand the characteristics of the team members to understand them fully. In this regard, you will have a clear understanding of the needs of the players and act accordingly to boost their morale.
- Investing more
Spending more funds in the field, like in the acquisition of new players, training them, conducting research, and remunerations to the team members, is one way of motivating and making them yearn to achieve more, hence bringing about good results.
- Being patient
In a competition, it is prudent to accept the outcome. In the case of a win, it is well and good, but do not always expect to emerge the best in every competition because you can also acquaint yourself with something new when you lose.
It is really disappointing when you lose, but it is not wise to start hurling insults to the other side, blaming the officiators of the game, or criticising your team members. If you fail to win, then accept this with class.
Moreover, it is essential to acknowledge how your team performed, or at least know the loopholes you need to fix for the next time.
In good sportsmanship, losing at a given game is an indication of congratulating the victors willingly. On the other hand, it is also a show of accepting the results of the respective game without complaints or excuses, even though you may feel that the officiators of the game sometimes made questionable calls.
Winning with good sportsmanship means acknowledging victory without humiliating your opponents, and enjoying your pride in your success in a quiet manner.
- Having a passion for your job
It is not an easy task to be a coach. This is because you sometimes get frustration from the poor performance of your team and also receive threats of losing your job from the top management due to underperformance.
So being a coach means being a teacher and an observer at the same time, using the game’s inevitable failures to instruct proper and savvy playing techniques to your team.